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Forum: Vendors 11-25-2010, 10:33 AM
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Posted By mark_on_web
This would be great for my next trip in June :-)

Hope I can get a free copy too!:D
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Things to do Differently Next Time

Remember to bring the books we read prior to the trip. Can’t believe we didn’t bring any of them! It would have been nice to know about camping sites ahead of time, rather than trying to find one...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2007, 11:06 AM
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Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
What Went Right/Wrong

Everything went right! The bikes ran great. Never had any mechanical problems. No problems with any authorities.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2007, 11:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Crossing the border was uneventful. On the...

Crossing the border was uneventful. On the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:country-region w:st="on">US</st1:country-region> side, we easily made...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
As we headed to the border crossing, we queued up...

As we headed to the border crossing, we queued up at the top of the hill, behind about 90-100 cars. While we pondered splitting lanes to the front of the line, we were waved over to the left side of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2007, 11:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Saturday, June 30, Tecate to Home

The last day of our trip started with the 68 kilometers on Mex3 back to Tecate. There, we filled our tanks for the last time at a Pemex station....
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2007, 10:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Once in Tecate, we called KC’s friend, Alberto....

Once in Tecate, we called KC’s friend, Alberto. Turns out he’s much closer to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2007, 10:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Friday, June 29, Ensenada to Tecate

After La Bufadora, headed towards Tecate to visit a friend. Using the AAA map, I thought I got us onto Mex3. However, I got us on Mex3 South, not Mex3 North. KC’s gps told him we were going farther...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2007, 10:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Ate lunch at Havana Banana. Reminded me of the...

Ate lunch at Havana Banana. Reminded me of the Rainforest Cafe... Listened to a live band play Jimmy Buffet songs.

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Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Friday, June 29, Colonet to Ensenada

From hotel in Colonet, rode to La Bufadora. This road is great for motorcycles – lot’s of sweeping turns, and the pavement seemed much cleaner and less oily than Mex1. The only bad part was all the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2007, 10:42 PM
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Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Before we ran out of daylight, ended up at a...

Before we ran out of daylight, ended up at a cheap hotel just north of Colonet. We were too tired to find a restaurant, so we made our own dinner in the room. Top Ramen noodles, dried apricots, and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2007, 10:41 PM
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Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
While KC gassed up at the Pemex in El Rosario, I...

While KC gassed up at the Pemex in El Rosario, I checked with the Motel Sinahi for my passport. The man at the front desk didn’t speak English and couldn’t understand me. I took a wild stab at...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2007, 10:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
While we were riding up this hill, we came across...

While we were riding up this hill, we came across this scene. Aren’t sure what happened, but it looked pretty bad for this truck....
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2007, 10:37 PM
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Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Thursday, June 28, Loreto to Colonet

We started the day with breakfast with Ron and his wife, Alicia. We were itching to get back on the road. Wanted to see how far we can go on our bikes – and we ended up riding over 500 miles by end...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2007, 06:47 PM
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Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Returned to Ron’s house at Mille Palmas. Swam in...

Returned to Ron’s house at Mille Palmas. Swam in the pool to cool down. The water here is trucked in weekly and stored in giant containers. The pool temperature must have been 90 degrees, but it was...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2007, 06:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Rode past Loreto’s malecon (boardwalk, or...

Rode past Loreto’s malecon (boardwalk, or promenade)
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KC took a break here to use the “facilities”. Unfortunately the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2007, 06:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Toured a nice hotel, the Posada de las...

Toured a nice hotel, the Posada de las <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on">Flores</st1:place>. It has a glass-bottom pool on the roof...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
I can’t believe they have Thrifty ice cream here!...

I can’t believe they have Thrifty ice cream here! I remember getting 3 scoops for a quarter when I was a kid (30+ years ago)! Today it cost 15 pesos....
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
…then on to the town plaza… ...

…then on to the town plaza…
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… the Misión Nuestra Señora de Loreto......
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2007, 06:34 PM
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Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Then we spent the day sightseeing in Loreto. ...

Then we spent the day sightseeing in Loreto.
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Started with breakfast at Café Ole…...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2007, 06:32 PM
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Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
There were many signs warning us of “vados” on...

There were many signs warning us of “vados” on the highway. A vados is a dry arroyo that drains water after a rainstorm. While crossing vados, I glanced to the side and saw some of them were very...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2007, 06:32 PM
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Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Wednesday, June 27, Mulege to Loreto

The <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Sea</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2007, 12:51 PM
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Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Almost forgot – one of the most embarrassing...

Almost forgot – one of the most embarrassing events occurred this day...

We are outside of El Rosario, with about an hour of road behind us, rolling along at a decent 90mph. In my mirrors, I see...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2007, 10:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
This is the moon over the lighthouse! ...

This is the moon over the lighthouse!
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We camped on the beach just outside the restaurant. I picked up beautiful seashells...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2007, 10:50 AM
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Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
We didn’t bother setting our clocks to Mountain...

We didn’t bother setting our clocks to Mountain time as we were only going to be here for two days.
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We made...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2007, 10:48 AM
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Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Crossed border into Baja California Sur This is...

Crossed border into Baja California Sur
This is where I realized I didn’t have my passport or visa! Spent about 30 minutes unpacking everything looking for my paperwork!!! I finally figured out I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2007, 10:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Stopped at the Mexican Eagle & giant flag. This...

Stopped at the Mexican Eagle & giant flag. This is now a military base. We were unable to enter the complex, but we did take pictures from outside....
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2007, 10:42 AM
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Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
and also purchased gas from cans at Punta Prieta,...

and also purchased gas from cans at Punta Prieta, approximately 75 miles south of Catavina.
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The temperature started to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2007, 10:38 AM
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Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Stopped at N29º 45.971 W114º 45.674 to look for...

Stopped at N29º 45.971 W114º 45.674 to look for geocache GCB1C5. Didn’t find the cache, but found this specimen of the world’s larget cactus, called the Cardón cactus, aka Pachycereus pringlei.
Some...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2007, 10:36 AM
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Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Tuesday, June 26, El Rosario to Mulege

Drove through the Viscaino region of the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Sonora</st1:place></st1:State>...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2007, 10:32 AM
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Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Hi guys. Thanks for the feedback and questions. ...

Hi guys. Thanks for the feedback and questions.

Regarding the Baja heat in June, while we were on the Pacific side of the peninsula, it was actually cool. Riding down the toll road to Ensenada,...
Forum: Latin America 07-06-2007, 11:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,076
Posted By mark_on_web
started to post the ride report...

here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=246063
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2007, 11:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
While looking for a road to the beach near El...

While looking for a road to the beach near El Rosario, KC got stuck in sand. Decided we didn’t want to go further...
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So...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2007, 11:45 PM
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Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Dinner at Old Mill Restaurant. We’ve covered...

Dinner at Old Mill Restaurant. We’ve covered approximately 190 miles so far…:D
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Was able to use my cell phone to call...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2007, 11:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Everywhere we went, we saw election signs. I’m...

Everywhere we went, we saw election signs. I’m voting for Pablo!
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South of San Quintin, we saw the sign for Old Mill...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2007, 11:40 PM
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Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Rode through series of small towns between...

Rode through series of small towns between <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Ensenada</st1:City></st1:place>...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2007, 11:38 PM
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Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
We stopped at the Home Depot(!) to get directions...

We stopped at the Home Depot(!) to get directions to the “Migracion” office. The person directed us to a new, large government building. It turned out to be the Baja version of DMV! While...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2007, 11:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Saw lots of billboards in English advertising...

Saw lots of billboards in English advertising beachfront resorts. I guess I don’t feel so bad about Spanish advertisements in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns =...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2007, 11:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Monday, June 25, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns...

Monday, June 25, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">La Mesa</st1:place></st1:City> to El Rosario

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Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2007, 11:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,081
Posted By mark_on_web
Sunday, June 24, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns...

Sunday, June 24, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on">Gilroy</st1:City> to <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">La...
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